In the real-time, live chat, fast-paced world of 2018, there is nothing more attractive than a new way to save time. For any business looking to implement a new idea, the winning bid is likely to be from someone who can give great results in a compact time frame. Aside from the obvious benefits of outsourcing, having an external service to cater to specific company needs is a great way to save time while adding value. Why should professional development be any different?
Getting staff skills up to speed in written and spoken English is important for communications, productivity and workflow. Here is a quick look at the three main ways that online learning can save your company time:
With an online course, there’s no need to worry about your location. Office in a business park? Rented space in the city center? Small town? Learners from each location can come together for an online development experience without leaving the building. No expenses to pay, no time off to calculate, no problem!
Learners can be anywhere in the world, connected in a matter of seconds. With international student numbers rising in the UK and US over the last decade, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the digital, international age and capitalize on the huge number of benefits available at relatively little cost.
Unlike the stiff, timetabled classroom of the past, an online course offers great benefits for students and businesses alike. Having classes available live and for download later, or modules that can be completed at any time can take the pressure off the shoulders of staff members. Giving them the opportunity to organize their own development is a valuable incentive that contributes to a better work/life balance, improved mental health and – you guessed it – business growth.
But how exactly is an international student base a time saver? Look at it this way: there are no more targeted courses for particular locations or offices. Instead, you can market internally with a company-wide initiative. You can capitalize on the ease of e-learning to attract learners, giving you a unique opportunity to both increase and streamline operations simultaneously. Time saved again!
With greater flexibility, fewer logistic battles and the benefit of being marketable to a global audience, online learning can clearly save time, allowing you to channel energy into new projects and company growth. The unique way online learning complements and improves on existing skill sets, as well as the benefits for employees of manufacturing their own educational experience makes personalized online services a clear winner. Any business can benefit from this great time-saving development tool – what are you waiting for?